Writer/Director Aaron Beckum release's latest short film, “Born Forlorn," a dry adventure comedy, about a down on his luck country/western singer who tries to make it to Hollywood by driving 100 mph through the middle of the desert.
The film was a lo-fi, no-budget passion project made with the help of some of Beckum’s usual collaborators. Drew Bienemann (Director of Photography) donated the last of the Fuji 35mm film from his freezer and threw in his old Toyota Camry for good measure…which they promptly set about trying to destroy completely.
The experimental film showcases what Beckum is best known for. In addition to his subtle oddball humor, “Born Forlorn” follows in his trend of working with non-actors and using lo-fi practical effects and selective color palettes. Beckum, who plays the film’s country/western singer Dion Horn, doesn’t usually act, but he realized it’s not that far off from performing live music, which he has done for years.
Written & Directed by Aaron Beckum
Produced by Molly Ortiz
Cinematography by Drew Bienemann
Musical Score: John Bowers
Executive Producers: Riel Roch Decter and Sebastian Pardo
Aaron Beckum as Dion Horn
Michael Wilson as Friend with Computer
Chantal Anderson: Annie on the Answering Machine
Wardrobe: Elizabeth Warn
Camera/Swing: Cody William Smith
Visual FX: Colin Thomas
Gaffer: Eric Fahy
1st AC: Paolo Arriola
2nd: AC: Michael Rausch
Special Thanks: On The Mark Media & Rentals
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